Xavi Garcia’s typography toy

Inspired by the basic shapes of Josef Albers’ “kom­bi­na­tion­schrift” alpha­bets and Alma Buscher’s sim­ple wooden toys, Xavi Garcia’s beau­ti­ful hand­made blocks can be used to form let­ters, num­bers or small con­struc­tions Each set is crafted by hand in Xavi’s family’s work­shop in Frades de la Sierra, a small moun­tain vil­lage in Spain. The blocks are sanded to a very smooth fin­ish and left nat­ural, how­ever, as they are made to order, they can be cus­tomised with dif­fer­ent types of wood and coat­ings. There are one hun­dred blocks in all and they come in a hand­made bag for easy storage. The blocks were ini­tially cre­ated as part of a series of com­mis­sioned work for Fort­night Jour­nal in 2011 and have only recently become available. Via Handmade Charlotte

 Xavi Gar­cia's wooden blocks

 Xavi Gar­cia's wooden blocks

 Xavi Gar­cia's wooden blocks

 Xavi Gar­cia's wooden blocks

 Xavi Gar­cia's wooden blocks

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